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Orioles Minor League Rundown: 8-9-14

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The affiliates alternate wins and losses. Nice outings from starters Zach Davies, Sebastian Vader, Janser Severino, and John Means. Mike Yastrzemski, Adrian Marin, and Drew Dosch continue to hit.

Bert Hindman

Norfolk 1 Gwinnett (Atlanta) 7

Steve Clevenger and Jimmy Paredes each had 3 hits in the game, but the Tides were able to plate but a lone run. Christian Walker took a 1 for 3 with a walk on the night. Dariel Alvarez went 1 for 4, but he also GIDP'd twice and was thrown out at 2nd attempting to stretch his single into a double. He has struggled of late, slashing .214 / .233 / .333 over his last 10 games. Henry Urrutia went 0 for 4.

Chris Jones lasted just 4.2 IP, allowing 7 hits and 5 runs (just 1 of those 5 was deemed 'earned', though). Suk-min Yoon was similarly ineffective, yielding 5 hits and 2 ER over his 2.1 IP.

Bowie 6 Trenton (Yankees) 4

The Baysox put up a 5-spot on Tenton in the 1st, giving starter Zach Davies a solid cushion to work with. Not that he needed it, as he would hold the Thunder hitters to just 1 unearned run over 5 IP. Not quite the dominating stat performance some may have come to expect from Mr. Davies of late (27 Ks over his previous 26.2 IP), as he K'd just 1 on the night. No right or wrong way to get outs, and that's what Davies has been doing exceptionally well recently, posting a 1.73 ERA over his last 10 starts dating back to June 16th. Oliver Drake pitched 2 innings to notch his 24th Save of the season.

Bowie sent all 9 starters to the plate in their 5 run 1st inning, getting doubles from Niuman Romero, Chris Marrero, and Garabez Rosa. Michael Ohlman walked and eventually scored on a Glynn Davis sacrifice fly. Mike Yastrzemski would lead of the 2nd inning with his second AA HR. He would finish the night 2 for 4 with a walk. Glynn Davis had a busy night, going 1 for 3 with the RBI sac fly. He also stole his 3rd base with Bowie (23/31 on the season in total) and threw out a runner at home for an Outfield Assist.

Wilmington (Royals) 3 Frederick 1

In his past two starts, Sebastian Vader has played Jedi mind tricks on the Blue Rocks, holding them to 3 ER via 6 hits allowed over 12 IP in that span. He went 6 innings in this game, yielding just 4 hits (1 HR), 1 walk, and 1 ER while K'ing 6. Matt Hobgood earned the L by allowing 2 ER over 2 innings of relief. He has scuffled mightily over his past 4 outings, allowing a total of 16 runs (11 earned) in 8.1 IP.

Adrian Marin is riding a nice little hot streak. 2 for 4 here with his 26th double and 5th HR. His numbers in total on the season still aren't great (.248 / .280 / .365), but he is demonstrating some upward regression in his 1st half vs. 2nd half numbers. Still just 20 years young, does he repeat High-A again to start next season?

Delmarva 8 Lakewood (Phillies) 3

Really seems to be little reason for Drew Dosch to remain in Low-A, as he is torching the pitching he is facing. 3 for 4 with a walk on the night. A slash line of .300 / .349 / .400 over his past 10 would seem pretty good, save for the fact that his season line is sitting at .311 / .398 / .413. How long will Jason Esposito continue to play the hot corner for Frederick? Also probably deserving of a late season promotion, Chance Sisco went 1 for 5. Gregory Lorenzo's speed continues to wreck havoc on the opposition. He singled in the 6th before scoring, and reached via error in the 8th and scored after having swiped 2nd, his 38th SB on the season.  Janser Severino struck out 5 and walked none over 5.1 IP while allowing 2 ER.

Jamestown (Pirates) 2 Aberdeen 0

Aberdeen brought their original recipe to the park: strong pitching spiced with no offense. 2014 11th Rd. selection John Means K'd 6 in 5 shutout innings, and is currently rocking a nifty 18:1 K:BB ratio with the Ironbirds. Derrick Bleeker allowed 2 ER in the 9th to take the loss. A rehabbing Alexi Casilla went 2 for 4, but also was caught attempting to steal 2B. Otherwise the offense was much a'do about nothing.

There was also a double-header in the GCL along with the standard 2 games of DSL action

Today's Starters are listed as:

(Norfolk): Mike Wright

(Bowie): Tim Berry

(Frederick): Mark Blackmar

(Delmarva): Steven Brault

(Aberdeen): TBD